2019 Mini Sessions

It's time! The annual mini session event is now open - book now, these are guaranteed to sell out and there are limited dates and times.

Self-booking is now live. Click the button below to choose your preferred date and time, two clicks and it's all yours! 




Mini sessions are shortened versions of our signature full family sessions. They are only available on select days of the year, and there are limited time slots. 

Mini sessions are 20 minutes long, and your session fee of $225 allows you to select 5 beautifully hand-edited images from your final gallery for download. You will also have the ability to upgrade to purchase all of the images from your gallery, and to purchase custom designed holiday cards, prints, and wall art after our session as well. 

Your session fee is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. If you have a family emergency or illness and cannot make your selected date and time, every effort will be made to reschedule based on photographer availability. 

* A client favorite! Pre-purchase all of the images in your gallery and receive 15% off your upgrade costs.


Mini sessions are great for everyone! New and returning clients alike love these abbreviated sessions. 

Some families might opt for a full family session instead of a mini session. As the time for our session is short, if it's been a while since you took family photos, if you are parents with large extended families, shy or hesitant little ones, or those hoping for a large and full gallery, a full session might be better for you. If you are unsure about what is right for your family, reach out and we can discuss!

* Limit ONE mini session per family. 



Where & When

This year there are two awesome dates to choose from:

Sat, October 5: Kent Fort Farm, in Stevensville, MD (a beautiful and classic fall farm background)

*** NEW DATE! *** Sun, October 20: Federal Hill Park, Baltimore, MD (gorgeous city landscape background, in a beautiful green park setting)

Sat, November 2: Kennedy Center Terrace, in Washington, DC (a chic and modern city location)

There are five morning time slots, and five evening time slots for each day, based on the best light of the day. Once the spots are gone, they're gone. These dates WILL sell out, book early to get your preferred date and time!




Quick Q&A:

Q: What if it rains? A: No worries! There are super cool backup locations. 

Q: I have to pay for the whole session fee up front? A: Yup. This ensures that you won't decide on the morning of our session to just not show up. Mini sessions only work because of the number of sessions we can do per day. Last minute cancellations and no-shows spoil the whole day!

Q: Are mini sessions fun? A: YES! Fun, quick, easy, always awesome. Even Dad will agree. 

Q: Why would I buy the entire gallery up front? A: More than half of my mini session clients buy their entire galleries every year. If this is you (helloooooo, you!), or you think you're not the type who can walk away from gorgeous photos of your family (I'm not!), this is for you. 

Q: Will you tell me exactly where to go? What to do? What to wear? A: Absolutely! In the week before our session you'll receive an email with all of the session information and some tips and tricks for better photos. If you need outfit advice just ask! 

Q: Why are these fall mini sessions so early? A: I do my minis early in the season to ensure your photos are turned around and ready to go for your holiday cards and to give you ample time to order holiday photo gifts. My printers have fairly early deadlines.

Q: I want to buy prints after our session. Can I do that through you? A: Yes! Prints, wall art, gifts, albums - I sell it all! (Watch for Black Friday and holiday gift sales!)

Q: Tell me about holiday cards. Can I order these through you? A: You can! I have a gorgeous catalog of professionally designed, unique card designs. No cookie-cutter, same as everyone else, cards for you! They are customizable with some wording, fonts and colors as well. Totally personal, super awesome. And the best part? They're crazy affordable as compared to sites like Shutterfly or Minted. All clients have special access to this catalog - stay tuned for that email in early November. 

More Questions? Concerns? Just Wanna Chat? (I love to chat! <3)

Send me a message! I always want to hear from you! emily@catandfiddlephotography.com